Letters written by A. H. Ogden

Provided by Karen Nelson

Introduction to letters written by A. H. Ogden:

A. H. Ogden's full name is Allen Henry Ogden, his nickname was "Bub." His parents were Benjamin Ogden, Jr. and Susannah "Susan" (Fisher) Ogden.

The letters were written to Martha (Ogden) Shipp of Licking, MO. Martha (Ogden) Shipp and Benjamin Ogden, Jr. were sister and brother.

The letters are typed as written. No attempt has been made to correct the spelling. The letters written by A. H. Ogden were handed down through the Shipp family who lived at Licking, MO. Jim and Karen Nelson have the letters, and posted them on the Crawford County, IL Website.

Nov. 2, 1893
Clarkson, Warren Co., Iowa

Kind Old Aunt

I will answer your letter I got some time ago Aunt I want you to write to me and tell me how far you live from a rail road station and what train rail road you live on and what road you take from St. Louis to your place and how far do you live from St. Louis I want you to write and tell me right a way fur I will come down there this fall and I want to know where you live and pick me out a good looking girl to and tell me wheather it is thickley settle there or not and whether there any thing goes on there to have a good time with All well at present hope you are the same.

direct to
Warren Co.

From A. H. Ogden
Martha Shipp

Jan. 22, 1894

Kind Aunt

I will wright you a few lines to let you know I am well and the rest as usel I cant come this winter but maby in the spring I would like to see you all Write and tell me all the news times is hard here money is scarce answer soon.

A. H. Ogden
Direct to Avon, Iowa

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